LAST UPDATED: Wednesday March 26, 2003 - 12:45 p.m.
in Sudan: 20 years and counting
While the world's
focus has recently been fixated on the war in Iraq, yesterday, members
from the London community attempted to bring attention to the devastating
20-year civil war raging in Sudan, and their efforts to create peace.
"Peace is something we need to talk about, and not only when there
is a large scale occurrence," said Michael Veenema, Christian reformed
chaplain at Western and one of the event organizers.
Anthrax. Ricin. Small Pox. Could they be coming to a neighbourhood near
Since the tragic events of Sept. 11, there have been growing concerns
regarding the threat of bioterrorism. These concerns have only been heightened
by the international tension created by the American-led war on Iraq.
and military casualties rising in Iraq
AP - American infantry troops fought off an attack by Iraqis in the desert
yesterday, inflicting heavy casualties in a clash less than 160 kilometres
Defence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said between 150
and 500 Iraqis were killed in the ground battle near Najaf, adding there
were no immediate reports of American casualties.
eliminates entire department
Western service has gone the way of the dodo.
"Effective immediately, Hardware Services has closed," said
Debbie Jones, director of Information Technology Services in an e-mail
ITS will no longer be accepting further requests for hardware services
or equipment repair, she said, adding all current work requests will be
Love and marriage:
Permanent happiness not included
Marriage has no
permanent effect on an individual's happiness, according to a recently
released study. It is neither a lifetime sentence of incessant torture
reminiscent of the fires of hell nor a trip down euphoria lane.
Richard E. Lucas, professor of psychology at Michigan State University,
conducted a 15-year study, drawing from a sample of 24,000 men and women.
His research documented people from long before to long after they were
married, and measured their satisfaction.
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A PLEA FOR PEACE. Jane Roy, director of the London food bank,
visited Western's McKellar Room yesterday to talk about her experiences
in Sudan redeeming slaves.
No sports today...
Now that the sun is
shining, sleeveless Ts and tube tops have emerged from their winter slumber.
Lately, it seems like there has been so much skin on display that campus
is beginning to look a lot like a Saturday night at The Ceeps. So, The
Gazette decided to find out how you, the skin-baring and skin-ogling students
of Western, felt about it.
“Fortunately, there is no difference at this school [between skin
at the bar and skin on campus]. Beautiful girls, beautiful clothes and
lots of skin.”
French Literature and Linguistics II
“Oh, so as long as they look good then skin is OK, but if they don’t
than it isn’t?”
Computer Science III
(in conversation with Marcian)
“Pretty much. I mean when it’s all compressed and the skin
comes out — ooohh.”
in response to Christine
“Yeah, if you’re a size 9 then wear a size 9, not a size 5.
No one is going to judge you on what size you wear as long as you look
“The [difference between the] bar and [the skin on campus] is that
it is a lot more difficult to get a girl [showing skin] on campus to come
home with you.”
“There’s never too much. If you need to draw a line [on the
amount of skin that is acceptable], you have to draw it somewhere above
“Never enough skin. There’s not enough Honey Dips to Boston
Computer Science IV
“There’s too little [skin] — it needs to be more like
a strip joint. I’m used to strip joints.”
“[On campus], you can’t dance and there is no music, so there
should be more skin. You don’t have liquor to excuse yourself from
groping a woman, so you should at least get to look at some skin.”
ACS & Economics III